Mckay Family History

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Mckay Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Mccay, Mccoy, Mcnay, Mccary, May, Mcclay, Mckey, Mcrae, Mackey, Mcroy

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Mckay Family Origin

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Mckay Family Occupations

What did your Mckay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mckay. 35% of Mckay men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Mckay women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckay were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mckay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 514,000 census records available for the last name Mckay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 213,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 61,000 military records available for the last name Mckay. For the veterans among your Mckay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mckay Life Expectancy

What is the average Mckay lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mckay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mckay in 1941 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

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